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The much-loved musical will now how a young ensemble that will be close to home in today’s post-millennial demographic. Watch the video as Julianne Hough (Footloose) as Sandy, Aaron Tveit (Les Miserables) and High School Musical alum Vanessa Hudgens as Rizzo commences in a very well detailed dance moves composed of hand, thigh and cross-wrist slapping and fist pounding. Another notable cast member is rising pop singer Carly Rae Jepsen who portrays the attractive out-of-school youth Frenchy.
Paramount Television, which co-produced the upcoming musical in tune for a new set of television audience, will also importantly showcase such timeless song numbers. Expect your parents to wax nostalgia as they hear the new renditions of massive hit “Summer Nights,” the hot rod salutations of Greased Lightnin’, the “friends no matter what” We Go Together, the Oscar-nominated “Hopelessly Devoted to You” and “You’re the One that I Want”, which is considered as one of the best-selling singles of all time.
Old-timers will recall that back in 1978 a movie was made of the 1971 musical which starred John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John as the pair of star-crossed lovers of a high school named Rydell set in the 1950s.
Other notable members who will dance and sing their way are Fox regular Keke Palmer of “Scream Queens” as Marty Maraschino, Carlos PenaVega (“Big Time Rush”) as Kenickie Murdoch, David Del Rio (“The Troop”) as Roger “Putzie and Tony nominee Elle McLemore as Patty Simcox.
Musicals are all that jazz in Tinseltown as NBC kicked-off the fever with “The Sound of Music Live!” in 2013 which starred Carrie Underwood and Peter Pan Live in 2014 with Allison Williams taking the lead role. The Wiz Live! is set to especially premiere live this coming Dec. 3, 2015, as reported by Variety.
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